[greenstone-users] foxpro and other issues

From Fred A. Hillbruner
DateTue, 26 Oct 2004 17:43:14 -0500
Subject [greenstone-users] foxpro and other issues
Briefly, our process is to catalog a group of special collection books in
OCLC ; I import the records into Visual FoxPro and create a database from
which I generate individual HTML files for each book. The HTML files are
then brought into Greenstone.

My questions.
1. In the current development stage, I am working with about 1000 records
and have run into curious alphabetizing problems. For example, if I click
on A in Authors A-Z, the first two or three items will be out of order,
the rest that follow will be in correct order. This continues through
almost each letter in the alphabet. In Titles A-Z this happens as
well. There is the added problem that the alphabetic title listing
occasionally will list a title twice, the first one will link to the
alphabetically correct book, the second duplicate title will link to the
next correct alphabetic book of a different title. Hope that's clear.

2. As I indicated, I am using Visual FoxPro and from this creating HTML
records. Is it possible to eliminate this last step and have Greenstone
deal directly with a single Visual FoxPro table? If it would help I will
be happy to send a sample of the table. I poked through the Greenstone
manuals and could not locate any information on this question.

Thanks for you help.


Fred A. Hillbruner
Head of Technical Services
John M. Flaxman Library
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

phone: 312.899.5101
fax: 312.899.1465